How to get here
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary is 12km from Brisbane City, which is about a 15-minute drive.
For best directions, enter our address into Google Maps on your phone. We are a listed attraction on all the major GPS hardware.
708 Jesmond Road
Fig Tree Pocket
Queensland Australia 4069
9am – 5pm
Monday – Sunday
By River Cruise
The Mirimar boat cruise departs from the Cultural Centre Pontoon (South Bank) daily. The pontoon is located on the boardwalk outside of the State Library. Travel through some of the city’s most historic landscapes, iconic attractions and historical home sites as you listen to an informative commentary.
Mirimar II (75-minute cruise)
Depart Cultural Centre Pontoon 10:00 AM
Depart Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary 2:15 PM
* Subject to availability.
*Bookings cannot be made through Lone Pine and must be made via Mirimar Cruises directly.
*City Cat ferries do not travel to Lone Pine.
By Public Bus
There are regular buses to and from Lone Pine operated by the City:
- Bus number 430 from Platform 2C, Queen Street Station
- Bus number 445 from Stop 41, Adelaide Street
For fare information and to plan your journey, click here.
Taxis can be booked by calling:
Black & White taxi:133 222
Yellow Cabs taxi: 07 3391 5955 or 131 924
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary was established on naturally hilly terrain and in order to maintain the integrity of the landscape, not all hills within the sanctuary are suitable for unassisted wheelchairs. Alternate routes are available for guests with limited mobility (see map below). Some areas of Lone Pine are unpaved, such as our two kangaroo reserves and sheepdog/barn area. These areas may not be suitable for all wheelchairs.
It is highly recommended that all guests wear suitable footwear. Shoes must be worn within the sanctuary and high heels are not recommended.
Lone Pine has a limited number of wheelchairs, which are available for hire at our ticket entrance. A wheelchair can either be reserved by calling at least 24-hours prior to your visit or booked directly at the Entrance on the day (depending on availability). All guests who choose to hire a wheelchair will be asked to sign a liability waiver and pay a maintenance fee of $6. Please refer to our accessibility map prior to your visit if a wheelchair will be used.
Mobility Assistive Devices
To maintain a safe pedestrian environment and ensure animal welfare Lone Pine does not allow most wheeled vehicles within sanctuary grounds. Bicycles, tricycles, scooters, skateboards, roller skates and similar modes of transportation are not allowed. Personal mobility devices such as prams/strollers, wheelchairs and electric mobility scooters are allowed. Guests using approved personal mobility devices are asked to exercise extreme caution at all times whilst navigating sanctuary grounds. Please see the section on General Accessibility to help plan your day if using one of these devices.
Certified guide, hearing or assistance animals are permitted within the public access grounds of Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, including the Riverside Café and outdoor cinema areas. To meet quarantine requirements for Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, guide, hearing or assistance animals may not access the grounds beyond the ticket entrance. Approved handlers with certified guide, hearing or assistance animals may make pre-arrangements to hold their animal at Lone Pine’s wildlife hospital and receive a free of charge entry for a friend/family/support person. To make arrangements, call us on +61 7 3378 1366.
Transport and Access
- Free parking
- Disabled parking
- Public bus service
- Guide dogs and assistance animals must be arranged with management prior to arrival
- First-aid staff are on site
- Onsite AEDs
- Situated in close proximity to local medical centres and hospitals
Mobile and Internet
- Free wifi all throughout sanctuary
- Fast mobile recharging stations (free)
- Stroller ($6) and wheelchair hire ($6) (please call ahead to reserve wheelchair)
- Directional maps and signage throughout park
- EFTPOS available (AMEX, VISA, Mastercard)
- Parents Rooms
- Disabled toilets
- Two onsite cafes
Riverside cafe opens weekdays 9am to 4pm and 8am to 4pm weekends. Our Sleepy Koala cafe opens from 10am to 2pm on weekends and public holidays. Please see the COVID19 FAQS page for current Queensland regulations.
- Good coffee
- Picnic areas and eating spots. Please see the COVID19 FAQS page for current Queensland regulations.
- Meditation Hut
- ‘Sleepy Forest’ and relaxation zones